Our Eclipse Group at Work

By: Alan Dyer

Nov 12 2012

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Category: Eclipses & Transits

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:10mm
ISO:1600
Shutter:1/14 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 60D

Nothing could be farther from an astrophoto than this, but this is what it takes to get a great shot – planning!

Here is our little group of Canadian eclipse chasers sitting around the patio table planning alternate viewing sites that we had inspected earlier that day on the Monday, two days before the eclipse. Maps, photos and weather forecasts all go into the mix to make a decision where best to be for the total eclipse of the Sun.

We found some good inland sites but getting to those would require leaving the comforts of home the afternoon before the eclipse to be in place for dawn on Wednesday and avoid driving the roo and cattle infested outback roads at night. We would prefer to stay on the beach, and weather prospects are improving. But if the eclipse had been this morning we would not have seen it from this location.

– Alan, November 13, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

 

One comment on “Our Eclipse Group at Work”

  1. Such a contrast to our snow and UGGs (which are made in Australia). Wishing you clear skies!


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